DotAsia to Launch Internationalized Domain Names (IDN) in 2010
to approve the use of Internationalized Domain Names (IDN), the global top-
level domain “.
half of 2010 to address pent up demand in
largest Internet marketplace with over 700 million users online, but that
represents only 18.5% penetration. IDN will help bring the Internet to the
rest of the people in
Enterprises around the world will benefit from IDN. Local SMEs in
leverage their own brand in their own language to build an online presence
with IDN, while global SMEs can become more Asian-friendly by adopting an
Asian IDN as their address.”
Today about 180 million domains are registered, representing an estimated
services. The deployment of IDN can dramatically expand the domain market in
DotAsia will release draft IDN launch policies in
industry experts and users to provide input in an open process. Policies will
be finalized in
Landrush provisions. Offering existing registrants priority to register their
corresponding IDN domain, especially for Romanized names, will be considered.
Further info: http://www.idn.asia .
DotAsia is the first generic top-level-domain (gTLD) to include IDN TLD in
its application to ICANN. “Being an inventor of IDN technology, and having
served on many technology and policy committees, it is exciting to see IDN
happen after over 10 years of hardwork by the community,” added Chung.
“DotAsia and its members are pioneers of IDN, and are among the first to offer
full IDN experiences to users in
DotAsia Organisation (http://www.registry.asia ) is a not-for-profit
corporation promoting Internet development and adoption in
organization oversees the “.
consortium of top-level-domain authorities around the region: “.CN” (
organizations: APNIC, APNG, APCERT, etc. DotAsia aspires to embrace the Asia
Century to become a nucleus for Internet development.
Contact: Ping Wong Tel: +852-3165-1496 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE DotAsia Organisation